WWE SmackDown Live Preview, July 24, 2018 – WrestleTalk

4 years ago by Andy Datson

WWE SmackDown Live Preview, July 24, 2018 – WrestleTalk

Who will AJ Styles face at SummerSlam? That’s the question on everyone’s minds as we head into tonight’s episode of SmackDown Live.

Having defeated Rusev at Extreme Rules, The Phenomenal One is in need of an opponent for the biggest party of the summer, and as long as Paige sticks to her promise, the identity of this opponent will be revealed tonight.

So who will it be? Well…Samoa Joe probably.

It wouldn’t make a lot of sense for it to be anyone else to be honest. Although Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas had a great match with AJ last week, one match isn’t really enough to fire him immediately into the main event, particularly when we’re discussing SummerSlam.

Joe has been on a quiet path of destruction since his move to the blue brand as part of the superstar shake-up, and as the two have never faced each other in WWE before, this would be an opportune time to have them do battle.

Also, you want SummerSlam to be special, and these two guys are two of the most over on the entire roster, so if booked properly, there’s no reason why this match wouldn’t steal the show.

But what about the women’s division? Well, after Stephanie McMahon’s HISTORIC announcement on a HISTORIC episode of Raw last night, we will be seeing our first HISTORIC Women only PPV on October 28 this year.

But who will be SmackDown Live Women’s Champion? We could be one step closer to finding out tonight as Becky Lynch faces current champion Carmella to try and earn a spot at the title at SummerSlam.

Current rumors suggest that the plan is for Becky to face both Carmella and James Ellsworth at the PPV, which suggests Ellsworth will be costing Lynch the win tonight, forcing Paige to make the match.

Hopefully Becky wins the title, because she’s amazing and it could set up a match with Charlotte for Evolution…

The Rest

  • SAnitY vs The New Day in the first round (quarter-final) of the Smackdown Tag Team Championship tournament.
  • Will Randy Orton explain why he hates earlobes so much?
  • Will we see the next chapter of The Miz vs Daniel Bryan?

Who do you want to see face AJ Styles at Summerslam? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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